If you consider yourself to be a makeup junkie, then you know that full glam makeup looks are always on-trend. It’s easy to see why full glam makeup has stood the test of time, since it’s perfect for special occasions and any time you want to add a glitzy touch to your look. However, if you’re looking to make a big impact with a soft touch, natural glam makeup will make it happen.
Natural glam makeup is all about enhancing your features with a subtle touch—think dewy, luminous skin, and a soft contour. It’s the total opposite of full-on glam. This look takes less time to achieve, and you don’t need to master any intricate techniques to get the job done. And with so many Youtubers sharing tutorials on the trend, it may be time that you learn how to pull the look off. Follow along as we share 21 natural glam makeup looks that will complement your style.
1. GLOWING SKIN
Having glowing skin is a clear indicator of healthy-looking skin that’s beautiful to boot. To get started, you’ll need to create a flawless base. Smooth a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer over your entire face. Next, grab a foundation that has a radiant finish like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. Squeeze a small amount onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and dab it onto your skin in rolling motions.
If you spot any unwanted imperfections peeking through your foundation, use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer to hide the blemishes. Seal the deal with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist to boost your glow.
2. FEATHERED BROWS
Instagram brows may be a hot commodity, but feathered brows are a perfect match for natural glam makeup. This trend boasts a brushed-up look that’s carefree, stylish, and effortlessly chic. It also complements any eye makeup look you desire perfectly. You can pair your feathered brows with a neutral eye makeup look to make your arches stand out or nude lips for a soft burst of color—it’s up to you.
3. FLUSHED, GLOSSY LIPS
One of the easiest ways to show your lips attention without a dramatic touch is none other than flushed, glossy lips. A true minimal makeup staple, this look gives your lips a flush of color and plenty of shine. Color your pout with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear Smudge Resistant in Lady Toffee, then top it all off with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Pro Gloss in Blush.
4. PEACHY BLUSH
Flaunting peachy blush is a chic approach to defining your features. It works to accentuate your cheekbones with a natural touch while bringing on the right dose of glam. Use a fluffy makeup brush, and sweep the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Barely Blushing onto your cheeks for a gorgeous wash of color.
5. SOFT CONTOUR
While we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for a chiseled and sculpted contour, a softer take is what’s in order for a natural glam makeup look. Master the art of the perfect contour with our article, Try This Easy Contour Tutorial with Concealer. To keep things soft and neutral, you’ll want to use a concealer shade that’s only one shade darker than your skin tone. This will help to create a contoured look without the dramatic feel. It’s also a smart move to contour directly under your cheekbones to give your face a faux lift.
6. BROWN SMOKEY EYE
Allow your eyes to do the talking with the brown smokey eye trend. A nice change of pace from the traditional black smokey eye, this trend gives your eyes a soft and subtle look that just so happens to look amazing on everyone. Add some cocoa hues to your eyes with help from our step-by-step tutorial on How to Create a Brown Smokey Eye.
7. SHEER SMOKEY EYE
Now that the smokey eye is top of mind, it’s only right that we put the sheer spin-off on your radar, too. While smokey eyes are a timeless trend, there’s just something about the sheer smokey eye that steals our hearts. It’s super easy to create, and it can transition from day to night with ease. Learn how to get the look in our article, How to Create a Sheer Smoky Eye.
8. LIFTED LASHES
Voluminous lashes have become a makeup staple, but lifted lashes are also making waves in the beauty world. This chic option makes it easy to score bigger- and more awake-looking eyes with the right mascara, and it allows you to take a break from your go-to falsies. Apply a few coats of L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume for an instant lash lift effect.
9. PINK EYES
Relax, we’re not talking about your eye color. You can always count on a super-pretty pink eyeshadow look complementing your natural glam makeup perfectly. This eye makeup look adds a gorgeous wash of color, without looking like you’ve used a ton of makeup, for a soft yet playful vibe. Dust the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink all over your lids and blend until even. Finish up with a few coats of mascara, and your look is complete.
10. NUDE LIPS
If there is one versatile lip color that goes hand-in-hand with natural glam makeup, nude gets all of the praise. This lippie has become essential for makeup lovers that prefer to give their lips a subtle pop. However, since not every nude lipstick will look amazing on everyone, it’s important to find the right offering to flatter your skin tone. Visit our article, How to Find the Best Nude Lipstick for Your Skin Tone, for all the details.
11. MAUVE LIPS
Mauve lipstick is another shade that’s worth adding to your natural glam makeup repertoire. This deep, dusty rose hue goes with just about any look and allows you to play with color sans the bold finish. You’ll become obsessed after one use when you see how it brings the “your lips but better” trend to life. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Mauved, Nature’s Blush, Saucy Mauve and Sugar Plum to find the right shade for you.
12. NATURAL HIGHLIGHT
If you’re in the mood to get your natural glow on, it’s essential to add a little highlighter into the mix. While some people love piling on layers of highlighter, the trick is to apply just a tiny bit of product with a steady hand for a subtle glistening effect. Grab a fan makeup brush and dust the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your cupid’s bow, down the bridge of your nose, and on the tops of your cheeks to flaunt a lit-from-within look.
13. INNER CORNER HIGHLIGHT
Gone are the days of highlighter being reserved only for the high points of your face. An inner corner highlight can easily take your natural glam makeup look to the next level. We also love that this trend gives your eyes a beautiful accent that can be worn solo or with your eyeshadow looks. To try the trend, apply the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls to the innermost corner of your eyes for a gorgeous glow.
14. BRONZE MAKEUP
Calling all Black women! You need to try your hand at bronze makeup if natural glam makeup has piqued your interest. This look works wonders to warm up your complexion and accentuate your natural glow for a truly stunning finish. It also works in your favor since bronze makeup naturally pairs well with dark tones and adds definition without a harsh feel. Start by applying a layer of primer for a smooth base. Perfect your complexion with the right foundation for dark skin tones, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup.
Next, play up your features by dusting the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer in Deep onto the hollows of your cheeks. Follow up by sweeping the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Sweet Ginger just above for a tinge of color. Keep the rest of your makeup on the neutral side to serve up a glitzy, natural glam makeup look.
15. WHITE EYELINER
White eyeliner has become one of the hottest eye makeup essentials, and for good reason. Not only does this neutral help you take a break from your go-to black pencils, but it also works to give your eyes a bright, wide-eyed look. While there are plenty of ways to rock the white eyeliner trend, our favorite, which really complements natural glam makeup, is to simply line your waterline. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in White and line your waterline with a very thin line. The end result: A fresh eye makeup look without the heavy finish.
16. BROWN EYELINER
Brown eyeliner will make flaunting defined eyes a breeze. This makeup staple offers the same definition as black eyeliner, enhances your eye shape, and gives your eyelashes a fuller look, all with a softer finish. All you need to do is line your eyes with a brown liner, like the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Brown Denim.
17. CUT CREASE
A cut crease may not be on your mind when you think of natural makeup—even natural glam makeup—but it’s actually a trend that you don’t want to look past. Sure, most cut crease looks tend to be bold and bright, but with the right color combination, you can put a natural spin on the trend. Click through to our article, How to Create a Cut Crease, for inspiration.
18. CAT EYE
Sultry natural glam makeup looks are always a fabulous choice, and the timeless cat eye rises to the occasion. This look is a chic pick that calls attention to your eye makeup. You also have free rein to switch it up with brown liner if you prefer a softer finish. Check out our article, Wing It: Learn How to Do Cat Eye Makeup with Our 7 Expert Tips, to master the trend.
19. ROSE CHAMPAGNE EYES
Rose champagne eyeshadow is just the ticket for a flattering natural glam makeup look. It’s ideal for those who love a neutral eye look with a touch of shimmer. We also dig that it’s a chic way to test out the metallic makeup trend. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Rose Chrome and dust the shade all over your lids. If you’re feeling a bit flirty, follow up with winged eyeliner and lifted lashes for a head-turning look.
20. BROWN OMBRÈ EYES
Shake things up on the natural glam makeup front with brown ombré eyes. This multicolored makeup trend allows you to build a fabulous gradient while keeping your eye makeup on the soft side. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in French Biscuit. Prep your lids with eyeshadow primer, then apply the lightest tan shade to the inner corner of your lids. Next, sweep the medium brown shade onto the center of your lids, and finish up with the darkest brown shade on the outer corner. Be sure to blend evenly for a seamless transition between colors.
21. NO MAKEUP, MAKEUP
Last but certainly not least, we love the no makeup, makeup look. The true epitome of natural glam makeup, this trend is all about creating a picture-perfect beauty look that looks like you’re not wearing any makeup at all. To perfect this minimalist makeup look, all you need are a few essentials. Get the lay of the land with our article, The Easy Way to Get The No Makeup Look.